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Decisions about end-of-life care and what happens after you die are deeply personal and are based on your values and beliefs. Advance planning can help you and your loved ones make the right choices when the time comes, providing peace of mind. Learn about tools to help you communicate your wishes and care options including hospice and palliative care.
 

Experts:

Patricia Bomba, MD
Vice President and Medical Director, Geriatrics
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

Michael Brannigan, PhD
Pfaff Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Values
The College of Saint Rose

George Giokas, MD
Director of Palliative Care
The Community Hospice

Jennifer Johnson
Burial Coordinator
Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve

Bonnie McCullough
Executive Director
New York State Funeral Directors Association

Karen McGann
Vice President, Board of Directors
Joan Nicole Prince Home

Bruce White DO, JD
Director, Alden March Bioethics Institute
Albany Medical College

Mark Phillips
Co-owner, William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes
Saratoga Springs, NY

 

COMFORT CARE HOMES IN THE CAPITAL REGION

Gateway House of Peace – Ballston Spa, NY.

Haynes House of Hope – South Granville, NY.

Joan Nicole Prince Home – Scotia, NY. Watch the segment here:

End of Life | Joan Nicole Prince Home When dying in your own home isn't an option, a Comfort Care home can help.

Mary’s Haven –Saratoga Springs, NY

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Aging with Dignity - Five Wishes

American Bar Association

Compassion and Support at the End of Life

The Conversation Project

Get Palliative Care

The Hastings Center

Institute of Medicine’s report: Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

Medline Plus

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – Caring Connections

New York State Health Department

Next Avenue End-of-Life Care

U.S. Living Will Registry

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Pierro Law Group

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